Netflix has amassed an enviable collection of films, tv series and documentaries from all over the world. The streaming service has also managed to gather steam behind it with its first Oscar nomination in the Best Picture category in the form of ‘Roma’. With the Oscars being just around the corner it’s the right time to binge watch some of the greatest Oscar-winning movies available on Netflix right now. Below is the list of Academy Award winning movies that you should definitely plan to check out. Remember that not all of these movies won Best Picture Oscar, but most of them did win multiple other Oscars. You can also watch several of these really good Oscar-winning movies on Hulu or Amazon Prime.
20. Searching For Sugar Man (2012)
Searching for Sugar Man’ tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon.
The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. An unbelievable and fascinating story of a forgotten genius, ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ is a film that wins you with its infectious charm and unforgettable music, very much like the man on whom the movie is based. It’s also uplifting, overwhelming to watch a legend get his due, and don’t be surprised if you find a tear or two trickling down your eyes.
19. Dr. Zhivago (1965)
David Lean’s masterpiece and one of the greatest love stories to have been portrayed on celluloid, ‘Dr Zhivago’ is an epic romantic war film. The love story of Dr. Yuri Zhivago, played by Omar Sharif and Lara Antipova, played by Julie Christie, takes place between the years of political turmoil in Russia and spans across the February Revolution, Russian Civil War and the first world war. While the lovers meet, get separated and meet again after years, with the ever-changing political dynamics of the war tormented Russia playing the truant spoilsport, which’s tragic as well as fascinating.